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Quantity Surveyor

UK

£25,000 – £60,000 (Depending on location and point of entry)

40+ hours per week split between office and site

Overview

As a Quantity Surveyor (QS) you will play an integral role in a new construction, managing the costs from the early design plans, through to the building’s completion. You are also responsible for making sure that the construction meets legal and quality standards, and that the project can be completed within the clients budget.

Client

Clients can vary between industries but a Quantity Surveyor is likely to work on housing and industrial sites, retail and commercial developments, roads, rail and waterways.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities may include but is not limited to:

* Assessing the feasibility of a project

* Estimating time, labour and materials for the overal project

* Drawing up bids for tenders and contracts

* Reporting the costs of each stage of the project ensuring they are in line with the original forecasts

* Communicate with clients the legal and contractual obligations

* Advise the client with any contractual disputes

* Keep records, prepare documents and create benchmarks for completing the work

* Once building is completed, you may need to advice the client on maintenance costs and obligations

About the Candidate

*  Have excellent freehand drawing skills

*  Be profficiaent in Computer Aided Design software (CAD)

*  Have excellent organisational skills

*  Must be able to lead projects and be an effective communicator

* Have sound IT and mathematical skills

* Be conscientious in solving problems as and when they surface

* Excellent knowledge of the systems of processes involved in construction

* Possess excellent knowledge of the legal regulation and contractual requirements associated with a new construction

Qualifications

Essential

* A degree in Quantity Surveying accredited by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

* You could also take an HNC, HND or foundation degree in surveying but practical training and further study to become a qualified Quantity Surveyor.

Desirable

* It may be advantageous to be a member of either RICS by completing the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) or chartered status through CIOB.

Benefits

* Opportunity to progress into a senior/management role

* Opportunity to work on prestigious projects

* Excellent rates available for freelancers

* Company expenses paid

* Pension schemes

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